TIACA chief to step down

TIACA secreatary general Doug Brittin is to retire at the end of this year.   A selection committee, under the direction of Sebastiaan Scholte of Jan de Rijk Logistics has been established to review and recruit candidates for a replacement. Brittin will stay with TIACA in an advisory capacity once the new Secretary General has been appointed to ensure a smooth transition and to continue to support the TIACA board. [+]

Former Menzies boss moves to WFS

Former Menzies Aviation chief executive Craig Smyth has been appointed CEO at airfreight handler Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) from 29 August. He takes over from Olivier Bijaoui, who resigned in July. In his 20 years at Menzies, Smyth is credited to building the business up ... [+]

New talent for Global Shippers’ Forum

Sri Lankan Shippers’ Council chairman Sean Van Dort has joined the board of the Global Shippers’ Forum. He is also head of commercial and logistics at clothing and textile conglomerate MAS Holdings, which has 48 manufacturing facilities across 15 countries. The Sri Lankan Shippers’ Council became ... [+]

Change at the top at Dachser

German-owned forwarder  Dachser has appointed existing board member Thomas Krüger as managing director of its EMEA business unit and recruited current Schenker board member Jochen Müller to take over from the retiring Thomas Reuter as chief operations officer of air and sea logistics on 1 ... [+]

All change at Palletways

Palletways Group has appointed Dave Walmsley (below, left), the company’s former member and network development director as its new UK managing director, as well as a raft of other senior management changes. Previous UK managing director, Luis Zubialde (below, right), becomes the group’s chief operating officer ... [+]

London Gateway recruits retail expertise

DP World London Gateway has appointed Dean Hawkridge as head of commercial role at its Logistics Park. He was most recently group director of product supply for builders’ merchant Travis Perkins and prior to that head of international supply chain at DIY retailer B&Q and ... [+]

TNT’s Caroline Rose is Woman of the Year

TNT Express head of regional operations, Caroline Rose, who was named Woman of the Year at Freight Transport Association’s Everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards on 26 May. She was described as “a visionary team leader who has a proven track record for leading teams and ... [+]

FCL Global Expansion

The latest edition to the FCL Global Forwarding team is Kimberley Price, who joins from Maersk Line. Kimberley was the account manager for FCL Global Forwarding during her time in Maersk Line and through positive dealings with the company decided to join the team. She ... [+]

BoxTop Technologies announces the opening of their new USA office.

Christopher Hewlett, CEO of one of the UK's leading freight management and supply chain software companies , is heading up BoxTop Technologies’ expansion in the USA. He will be based in Houston, Texas. As Christopher states 'Houston offers a well-educated and highly motivated workforce within a busy ... [+]

Border inspector to move on

Chief inspector of borders and immigration, John Vine is to resign at the end of the year. He has been in the post for six years during which he set up an independent inspectorate and extended his original term of office twice at the request ... [+]